eHailing platform Maxim has recently met up with the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) following a report by the Land Transportation Department (JPJ) claiming that its drivers are operating without the required eHailing Vehicle Permit (EVP). According to Maxim, they have initiated a discussion about the process of applying for an EVP by new drivers as well as renewal for their current drivers.
In a press statement issued to the media, Maxim has consulted APAD on the eHailing system for new, applications, renewal and cancellations. It added that they are eager to legalising its drivers and will continuously inform and remind them about the importance of the EVP. Drivers who require the EVP are told to contact their nearest office or make a request from the “TaxSee” mobile application. After submitting the necessary information, Maxim will forward the details to APAD for the issuance of EVP.
Maxim clarified that only eHailing drivers who provide passenger services are required to get an EVP. This requirement is not applicable to drivers providing delivery and courier services, and they are able to continue their service on the platform without having an EVP. Maxim also shared that they will be meeting with APAD again when APAD upgrades its eHailing system to a newer version.
The press statement also emphasised that Maxim is always longing to comply with all existing eHailing regulations established by the relevant ministry. It added that it will not stop its initiatives to meet with the authorities and to extend their cooperation.
Last Thursday, JPJ issued a statement after conducting “Ops eHailing” enforcement checks on eHailing operators. It alleged that out of 5,000 active Maxim vehicles, only 402 vehicles are operating with a valid EVP. It mentioned that violators of Section 12A(9) of the Land Public Transport Act 2010 can be fined between RM1,000 to RM500,000 or imprisoned for not more than 2 years.